~IntelliDent MouthGuard And Toothbrush Shield~

I was contacted by Lisa at IntelliDent to do a review of the latest products, toothbrush and mouth-guard shields.  Please note that the following review is of my own opinion and all words and photos are that of my own.

I am sure that everyone thinks that because they clean their teeth with their toothbrush that their toothbrush is clean right?  Wrong.  The bacteria living on your toothbrush includes fungi, viruses, and just a profusion of various germs.  Germs that can live for months…although if you are keeping your toothbrush for months then you have horrible hygiene.

Now, I have known for quite some time that upon flushing your toilet, germs can travel as far as a 6 foot radius.  I have also read that scientists have found more than 10 million bacteria on ONE. SINGLE. TOOTHBRUSH.  Some of that being feces people!  After reading that I always flushed with the lid down.  Now, how many of you have your toothbrush container sitting on the sink right next to the toilet? And also how many of you share a toothbrush holder with other member’s of your family’s toothbrushes?  There’s enough germs jumping back and forth between your toothbrushes to put a germaphobe into OCD overload.  Well that’s where these fabulous toothbrush covers come in handy.

Here’s a great article entitled “The Disgusting Truth About Your Toothbrush” I found.

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The container I received for review came with 10 shields and they last up to 7 days and then you just throw them away.  This cuts down on the costs of toothbrushes especially for a person like me who buys a new toothbrush for her kids every time one comes in contact with the floor.  The toothbrushes…not the kids.

They also have mouth-guard shields.  I have a mouthpiece that I have to wear at night because I grind my teeth in my sleep.  Probably due to the fact I deal with 3 toddlers all day.  Imagine how horrified I was after reading about all the bacteria that lives in the little plastic container that holds my said mouthpiece.  And I wash it before putting it in there!  Goodbye plastic container…hello disposable mouth-guard shields.  I think I will be taking this product to show my dentist as well.

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If you would like more information on these or where to get them please visit their website at www.toothbrushshield.com.

Disclaimer:  I am not a germ specialist nor did I have any of my toothbrushes tested in a lab to see if these actually helped aid in the protection of my toothbrush from any bacteria.

I want to thank Lisa and the IntelliDent team for letting me review their product.

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What Do You Mean My Kid Has MRSA?

A few days ago I noticed that 2 of my 3 toddlers had sores on their noses.  My first thought was that we had been on vacation and in the moist ocean air and upon returning to the desert they just got really dry.  But as it wasn’t looking any better and actually started to move from one nostril to another…literally overnight…I knew it was time for a trip to the doctor.

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After the doctor said MRSA…I don’t remember much after that.  I remember sitting there thinking how the hell did this happen? I am always telling my kids to wash their hands.  When I take my girls into a public restroom I won’t let them touch ANYTHING! And we still all scrub our hands when we are done and I open the door with a towel before chucking it in the trash.germs antibacterial MRSA kids health

I clean my house regularly and wipe all the doorknobs and light fixtures with a bleached rag.  My kids take baths and showers and practice as good of hygiene as kids at their age can.  Mind you…I have never been one of those mothers that is spraying every place she goes with an antibacterial spray or carrying bottles of hand sanitizer on her belt loops….but now I am.

After coming out of the fog of the doctor saying those dreadful words I scooped up my kids, dropped them off at home with daddy, and off to Wal-Mart I went where I spent $80 on anything and everything from Lysol to 10 bottles of hand sanitizer.antibacterial MRSA  I also picked up 2 tubes of prescribed antibiotic ointment and some children’s probiotics which were recommended by the doctor.

The doctor informed me that I needed to cut their fingernails pretty much to the quick and to apply the ointment up their noses and onto the tips of their fingers…3 to 4 times a day.  And to keep them from coming in contact with each other since my 4 year old doesn’t have any signs of it.  Do you know how hard it is to keep 3 toddlers from touching their faces and each other?!?!?  She wouldn’t know cause her kids were 10 years apart! germs germ-X antibacterial hand sanitizer MRSA health kids

Now of course I did as every mother does and started looking up everything about MRSA on the internet.  To the point where I just had to stop because the more I read the more it all started to scare the shit out of me.  The only thing that was helpful in reading is that they could have gotten it ANYWHERE! And all they had to do was touch the infected area and then touch their face.  Not that it’s good news but it made me feel a little relieved in knowing that it wasn’t my fault.

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